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Bodyshop Got a tweaked piece of plastic? Some roughed up paint? Here's the place to get some tips on repairing your Suzuki Katana.

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Old 10-22-2004, 08:15 PM   #11
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not really fall under the navy, but part of i should say.
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Old 10-22-2004, 08:28 PM   #12
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I am leaning on the flames I just dont know if I can do it right I dont know any one who does that.
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Did a local shop vamp the photo's for you? I had assumed that it would be vinyl and the person who did the photo's could also do the installation. As for doing it yourself, surprisingly enough, they (assuming vinyl) are not that hard to apply, although with the curves of the bike, it may be a bigger challenge for a first install.
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Old 10-23-2004, 01:22 PM   #13
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Well I put the katana logos on but that is different I would have to use soap and water to position the vinyl first.
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Old 10-23-2004, 01:25 PM   #14
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a graphic place in Cali did it so I would have to do it my self.
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Old 10-23-2004, 01:31 PM   #15
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The flames look awesome.....I always wanted to do ghost flames on my kitty...
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Old 10-23-2004, 01:39 PM   #16
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I am going to order it next month and then I will try and put them on.
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Old 10-23-2004, 04:07 PM   #17
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I would have to use soap and water to position the vinyl first.
Could you elaberate on this... When I did the decals on my plane, I positioned everything on the plane with tape first, stood back, adjust, stand back, repeat, until I thought it was positioned correctly. Then peel back and apply. Good Luck.
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Old 10-23-2004, 06:16 PM   #18
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a local body shop said to use the soap and water so you could move the vinyl around until you found a position then use a hair dryer to lightly heat the vinyl until it sticks " I quess it drys the water so the glue sticks. i will have to try a small pc before I do it with the new stuff.
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Old 10-23-2004, 07:13 PM   #19
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Had not heard of using soap and water. Will keep that in mind if I ever have a difficult installation.
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Old 10-27-2004, 03:42 PM   #20
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The reason for the soap and water is positioning, but you also need some sort of a sqeegee (sp) to remove the xcess water so that you can peel the tape that the vinyl is stuck to off. I've worked with vinyl for years with cars and bikes. If you want, I can get some done for you and it'll be cheaper than the shop, even with shipping. I have the same generation bike so I can measure off of mine. Later.

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